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Old 06-29-2008, 12:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Why wont my keyboard turn on during post?

I am not sure if its called post, But when I turn on my computer, before it gets to the operating system my whole keyboard shuts down.

Anyone know how to fix this? Or can someone tell me how to Install windows vista 32 bit instead of 64 bit? In my old computer, I would just tell it to boot from cd, but I can't change that since freaking keyboard goes off on me.

Also, is 3dmark vantage...... the best way to test processor stability? for errors or whatever?
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On mine it justs lights off... hit the numlock when it goes off, that means its still operational
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How is your keyboard hooked up? Mine as all USB (Razer Tarantula) so it won't get detected
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Yeah its set up via USB, so it that the problem then?
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Old 06-30-2008, 02:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah its set up via USB, so it that the problem then?
Usually (as seen by most people on the forums), USB keyboards/mice won't turn on until the OS loads, and you will need to use a PS2 port keyboad/mouse to do any BIOS work, since most USB deviced require specific drivers. So you may need to beg, borrow, or steal a PS2 port keyboard to install the new OS.
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